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's family said we've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joy us light in our lives. but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. president obama released a statement saying that the u.s. has lost, quote, the greatest u.s. senator of our time. and massachusetts residents are also more than being the loss. >> it's sad, sad. >> it's an impact for the whole country, especially on the political level. >> reporter: known to his friends and family as teddy, kennedy was a dominant force in the u.s. senate for nearly a half century. as the third longest-serving senator, he put his touch on every major piece of legislation that cleared congress. on capitol hill, the flag is flying at half-staff. kennedy's death will leave a gaping hole in the senate. last week, we learned he asked massachusetts leaders to change the law that regulates how he's replaced. current and state law requires a special election to take place nearly five months after the vacancy. but kennedy wanted the govern to avalentine a temporary replacement in th
journalist euna lee. lisa will give us some insight into her sister's five-month long ordeal and tell us how she's doing now. >>> first, experts say it may take three shots to get vaccinated for the flu this year. as millions of children head back to school the next couple of weeks, concerns over the h1n1 virus are ramping up. our dr. jennifer ashton here with more. >> good morning, harry. >>> today health officials will lay out major guidelines for schools on how to manage and prevent any flu outbreaks. >> the h1n1 virus has been smoldering this summer among children largely in summer camps. so it's ready to we're afraid explode once schools reconvene. >> reporter: in the summer hemisphere where it's winter h1n1 has become the dominant strain of the flu infecting thousands. the death toll over 500. a grim warning for the u.s. the centers for disease control present one model predicting 40% of the country, or 140 million americans, could be infected. experts say a nationwide vaccination program is crucial, but currently there's no approved vaccine available in the
allegedly held her captive for 18 years and cadaver dogs were used to check another property next door. police say he might be linked to several unsolved murders from the 1990s. >>> police in southeast georgia are offering a reward for information about a mass killing at a mobile home. police won't say if the victims are related or if they have any leads that might point to a suspect or even a motive. >> reporter: inside this small mobile home, authorities in glin county, georgia are investigating the biggest mass murder they've ever seen. alt people are dead and one more person is critically injured. >> somebody went in that house, there's no doubt, and murdered these people, yes. >> reporter: police still do not have a suspect and hope a $25,000 reward will generate more leads. >> what does $25,000 mean? that means we need help 37 anybody who has information that can call to us tell us, we need that help. that's the simplest way i can put it. >> reporter: not knowing whether a mass murderer is on the loose has residents scared. >> i look my doors now. i don't -- i try and stay energy
afghanistan since 2001, and today the top u.s. commander there delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war. general stanley mckristal said the situation in afghanistan is serious but success is achievable. we have a >>. >> in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it's what american soldiers call a security bubble. to these afghan shopkeepers and their children, it's a chance for a normal life. in a string of villages south of kabul, u.s. troops are providing security in return for help in hunting the taliban. it's a small-scale model of what general stanley mccrystal is calling for his n his assessment a greater concentration of u.s. forces working closely with afghan soldiers and police. according to captain paul shepherd, it began here with a massive increase of u.s. troops. >> we've seen a complete 180 and we've seen that because i think we've... one, we've flooded the area with soldiers. we've gone from 500 to 5,000. >> reporter: but outside the bubble, this province is still a very dangerous place. u.s. troops have been here since the beginning of th
that ted kennedy passed away. >> it's a time of memory. means a lot to us, the kennedy family, and all that they've contributed to us and our country. >> more than 50 of kennedy's colleagues plan to be here. all of the living presidents are expected to attend the service. and president obama will speak. earlier, the kennedy family gathered for a private mass at the hyannis port compound. kennedy's wife, children, along with scores of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, watched as has casket was placed in the hearst. they knew him as "uncle teddy," but his aspirations also touched young people who never met him. >> if we know there is something good, we should do it. >> reporter: the next days will be filled with tribute. then the last kennedy brother will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. karen brown, cbs news, boston. >> and stay with us for complete coverage of the passing of senator ted kennedy. for more reaction, log onto wjz.com. >>> the day's other big story is tropical storm danny. right now, that storm is gaining strength in the atlantic. and it is churning toward
of a house. he escaped after he used his handcuffs to choke a deputy, the deputy lost consciousness and champagne ran away on foot. a tip led them to the home where champagne was hiding out. >> the federal marshals we give them the information they ran with the information. i have no idea how they got the tip. but they got a tip in richmond virginia and looked at that. had the house under observation for two hours, at which time they had belief to believe the gentlemen was in the house. when they entered there was various people in the house, they searched the house twice. they found him within the wall and took him in to custody. >> he was convicted of felony burglary before he made his escape. he will face additional charges including attempted murder for attack on the deputy. >>> at least six police agencyes in the u.s. marshals service all took part in the effort. >>> carroll county, witnesses saw the ultra light engine stop before the accident. the propeller stopped moving. the federal investigators say the control cables were corroded and the fuel may have been contaminated.
beaches bring us a rough weekend. we continue to danny's path first warning weather coverage first we begin with meteorologist the first warning weather center. tim williams will begin. >> we'll take you to it and give you an idea of what it looks like. this is a photo of danny, it's still not an impressive storm on radar or satellite, looks like a wild mass of thunderstorms holding on to the tropical storm status with sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. it has gusts of 52 miles per hour. as you see, it never changes to category one status. it stays offshore about 150- miles, we'll see the effects. danny kicking moisture back in our direction. it's only one part of a rainmaker playing into the forecast for tomorrow. for more, to marty bass. >>> good afternoon, the projected rainfall totals tomorrow through tomorrow night for central maryland and the mid-atlantic. looks like none. the bulk of moisture is going to be north of the mason dixon line and into the valley primarily because of low moving our way from georgia. danny is not really a player in our moisture content. it appears
funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. time is running out for auto buyers who want to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. susan roberts is in washington with the latest on the demise of a four-week-old program that's a victim of its own success. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hey there, susan. good morning to you. the cash for clunkers program will be shut down on monday. the program began winding down when congress realized it didn't have any more money for it. the cash for clunkers program is about to come to a screeching halt. >> we're now slightly victims of success because the thing happened so quick. >> reporter: due to popular demand, the program has already burned through much of its $3 billion funding, forcing the government to shut it down monday night. >> i thought it was going towards the end of the year >> reporter: consumers will now only have a few more days to take advantage of the lucrative rebates, up to $4,500 when they trade in their old guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars. >> we knew it couldn't go on forever. t
in the healthcare debate. >>> foreclosure crisis. u.s. home loans failed at a record pace last month. >>> and bomber controversy. reports that the terminally ill lockerbie bomber will be released sparks outrage. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> tomorrow president obama makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win over an increasingl
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of syracuse university students returning from studying abroad. >> they took us up to the louchbl and told us no one survived. >> reporter: 13 years after the bombing, two suspects megrahi and lamin khalifah fhimah were tried. fhimah was acquitted and megrahi was given a life sentence but released today after serving only eight years. >> we're now in contact with the libyan government and want to make sure that he is not welcomed back in some way but instead should be under house arrest. >> reporter: but instead of house arrest, megrahi was greeted by thousand, with libyan leader mohammar ghaddafi's son serving as his personal escort. >> the message given to these leaders of third world nations that believe in state-sponsored terrorism, if you outwait the united states and the united kingdom, they'll eventually give in. >> reporter: for victim's families, megrahi's freedom... >> he gette gets to go home to his family and none of the people he killed had that luxury. >> glor: now to afghanistan which held its presidential election today, despite the taliban's best efforts to disrupt it. the af
of the most effective and dominant lawmakers in u.s. history succumbs to brain cancer at the age of 77. >> i love this country. i believe in the bright light of hope and possibility. i always have, even in the darkest hours. i know what america can achieve. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> this is the cbs "morning news" for wednesday, august 26th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. the lion of the senate has been silenced. senator ted kennedy passed away last night following a battle with brain cancer. he was 77 years old and died at the family home in hyannisport. he was the last surviving son of a glamorous but tortured political family who spent half a century in the senate fighting for those who need. we are in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. word of kennedy's death came this morning in a brief statement from his family who said his faith, perseverance and optimism will live on. massachusetts senator edward kennedy died at his home in hianis surrounded by loved one after a year-long battle with
waited for hours at the u.s. capitol so they could say a final good-bye. you are looking at a live picture this evening. we will return there in a moment but we begin our coverage this evening in boston, where president obama was joined by three former presidents, dozens of members of congress, and the kennedy family for a funeral mass. national correspondent jim axelrod is there. jim. >> reporter: jeff, the kennedy family chose this church because of its special meaning to senator kennedy as a place of hope and optimism. they wanted an uplifting farewell. ted kennedy's casket was met by an honor guard and escorted into the basilica of our laeld of perpetual help, where his widow and children were joined by 1500 mourners. >> we pray for our dear friend and brother, ted kennedy. >> reporter: in many ways, it had all the trappings of a state funeral-- former presidents, senators and cabinet secretaries movie stars, and world-famous musicians. all gathered in an ornate church a eulogy from the sitting president. >> he was given the gift of time that his brothers were not and he used t
. >> this isn't brain surgery, they give us clues. and we should act on those clues before trouble starts. that's my lane, right? that's what i want my cops to do. and i want them to go up and i want them to say, welcome to the harbor. don't act like a jerk here, we want you to have a good time, but leave all this gang stuff at home. or if you can't, go back home, and then we'll deal with you there. you don't get to act like a fool here. >> wjz was the only station there last night as mayor dixon walked around the inner harbor asking questions of merchants, tourists and police officers, she's trying to get a better sense for herself of what it will take to make that area more safe and secure. meanwhile, the police commissioner himself says that the case has not been cracked yet, no arrests have been made, he says that the victims in the case are not being cooperative whatsoever, because they themselves are gang members, and he says he's hoping someone from the public will come forward to help them crack this case. we're live at the police academy, eyewitness news. >> thank you, we'll look for m
. >> david, thank you very much. tiger wins it for a third time. for all of us here at cbs sports, thanks for being with us. ♪ ♪ tell me who's watching. (announcer) it's right here. it's easy. >> mitchell: tonight a gulf war mystery is solved at last. the u.s. confirms the death and a crash of navy pilot scott spieker 18 years after he disappeared over iraq. i'm russ mitchell, also tonight a controversial proposing posal in cash-strapped california. legalize marijuana and put a heavy tax on it. what the buyers of some popular brands of jeans don't see. hazardous waste from a denim factory in southern africa. and stopping accidents before they happen. growing support for the idea of road testing older drivers. >> you be back in five years. >> we'll hope so. i hope so, yeah. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. a sad piece of unfinished business from america's first war with iraq back in 1991 was officially closed today. the pentagon says the remains of navy pilot michael scott spieker have been found near the wrec
. >> reporter: the president blames his opponents to use scare tactics to create misinformation and told the cheering crowd what will be scary is if nothing is done soon, gran junction -- grand junction, colorado. >> how could the government pay for its own health care system. he said -- raising some taxes on people making more than $250,000 a year. >>> also this morning governor martin o'malley wants to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for local governments. he's looking to fill a budget shortfall. the governor says $250 million in state aide could get the ax affecting not only local health departments but also police, community colleges and money for roads. >>> michael phelps is still feeling the effects from thursday's car crash in mt. vernon. he says his ankle is still sore and in the message this morning on his official facebook site, phelps expresses some concern for the woman who police say caused the crash. she was ticketed for running a red light. no one seriously injured. phelps will resume training monday. >>> safety in the skies the next time you try to hop on a
. meanwhile the beaches feel the effect of hurricane bill. >>> thanks for joining us. good evening everyone i'm adam may. weather continues to be the big story tonight and lots to tell you about. heavy rains poured down in parts of the states tonight. you can see that here this evening. closer to the coast the beach is feeling the wrath of hurricane bill. the beaches are closed today due to dangerous surf conditions. the complete weather warning coverage let's condition with bernadette woods she is tracking bill and other storms. >> that's right. a lot going on around the area. doppler warning still some rain out. there not the heaviest of rain that we saw earlier. but when we put it in motion you can see all of that winding down. still seeing the greens and blues out there but lighter rain than what we were dealing with earlier. a flood warning in effect for caroline county until 1 1:30. but what i want to do is show you one more thing. take with me here what we have got going on when we highlight the last two days worth of rain there are areas between 4-8 inches showing up here. this is on
winds are near 50 miles per hour. danny is on a path to clip the u.s., we could be in for a rough and rainy weekend. eyewitness news live with first warning coverage. let's go to marty who is tracking danny. >>> good afternoon. give me your attention, i'll bust it down in pure english. what is developing is a complex weather situation of which danny is only about 1/3 of. let's look at him on the satellite. about 5 50 miles southeast of the cape and makes a turn to the north and then northeast, the winds 50 miles per hour and we're expecting danny to strengthen. before i put it in motion, i want you to notice the time line, danny is a beam of the mouth of the chesapeake bay early saturday morning and 12 hours later danny is long gone. going to turn into a category one hurricane. danny will throw, come back here, danny will throw a bunch of moisture at us. inland about 1/2 inch of rain. winds of sustained 40 miles per hour along the coast of ocean city, a steady breeze here in baltimore. here's where it gets complicated. now, not only do we have a source of moisture, we have a warm
over a marriage proposal that used taxpayer resources. on august 7th, on board a friend's boat in the harbor, cardin admits to using a police helicopter to fake a police raid. it was meant to throw his fiance off guard before popping the question. >> my command staff folks have instructed their subordinates to begin an investigation. >> reporter: they are supposed to be used to combat crime. >> i don't know, though, that this is much beyond the scope of a couple of officers who used poor judgment. and i'm going to reserve much more comment until i know more of the facts. >> reporter: an aide for delegate cardin tells eyewitness news that the delegate is unavailable for questions because he is currently out of town. but here at his home, a handyman told us he has been in contact with cardin with a cell phone. once again, we asked that aide to pass along the request for a interview. >> reporter: instead, they released a statement that said, i should have considered that city resources should have been involved and used better resources. i would reimburse the city for whatever co
he was 86. katie couric tells us the story of the man who made "60 minutes" tick. >> stop, stop. >> go from here. this gets fascinating. >> reporter: don hewitt had no problem divulging the secret behind the success of "60 minutes." he even made it sound simple. >> it's four little words: tell me a story. and that's all we do, tell them a story. >> reporter: while "60 minutes" may be his best-known accomplishment, it was his more than 60 years in news that defined the medium. >> i guess i'm sort of the ultimate television creature. i feel it, i live it, i breathe it. >> reporter: don was working as a photo editor for a wire service when cbs hired him in 1948. >> i.&a minute. what would a radio network want with a guy with picture experience?" they said "no, no, television." i said what vision?" on camera, which we'll illustrate tomorrow... >> reporter: they were making it up as they went along. don didn't even own a television. >> when i first came here in 1948, we did the news three nights a week: monday, wednesday and friday. >> reporter: soon he was directing shows for edward
by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> this morning the swiss embassy in tehran is working to learn what it can about three american hikers being held by the iranian government. susan roberts is in washington with the details. >> reporter: the three american hikers were taken prisoner on friday. they'd been hiking in northern iraq, and apparently didn't realize they had crossed the border. their families now are obviously worried. >> my husband and i, our only concern is for the health and welfare of josh, shane, and sarah. >> reporter: joshua fattal, shane bower, and sarah had entered iran last week. they had entered in a area of the kurdish region of northern iraq. >> they entered into iran from iraq's kurdistan region. >> reporter: just before the three americans were captured, they contacted a friend, shon meckfessel, who stayed behind at the hotel. their last message, we are surrounded by armed men. irene meckfessel says her grandson is safe at the u.s. embassy. >> he had a cold, so he didn't go with them. he say
>> they found illegal doses of propofol. this is a powerful anesthetic, typically used at hospitals for surgery. they found it in dr. conrad murray's bags. according to the investigation, he told investigators he had been giving michael jackson the propofol to treat sleeplessness. >> i have done all i can do. i told the truth. and i have faith, the truth will prevail. >> reporter: the warrant also states that dr. murray was worried that jackson was adijted to -- addicted to the drug and was trying to get him off of it. but after jackson repeatedly demanded the drug, he gave him some, and jackson died. >> reporter: while jackson's death is considered a homicide, so far, no one has been charged and no one has been arrested. >> michael jackson was 50 years old. he is scheduled to be buried next month. >>> back here in maryland, police are investigating the murder of a man found shot in his baltimore county home. adam may explains, there was no forced entry to the home, making the homicide even more puzzling. adam? >> reporter: yeah, sally, and a very unusual neighborhood. police say th
blackstone in antioch. thanks. >>> joining us now from san francisco is maria christensen who had business dealings with phillip garrido. you run a recycling business. how is it you came to do some business phillip garrido? >> about ten years ago, he was highly recommended by another business person and he started coming around more and more asking for more business. at the beginning, he was kind of just odd. he would deliver at odd hours. i'd come in in the morning and the stuff would be on the door, so i wouldn't see him as much. >> but did your antenna ever rise up to the point where you thought this guy is anything more than just peculiar? >> no, i just thought that he was such a religious freak that he was just harmless. >> when was it that he started to talk to you more about religion and when did you begin to think maybe this guy is a little more than just strange? >> about a year ago, he like -- he would just keep coming and telling me about this stuff and gave me the cd, gave me the -- just flyers and, you know, asking can he come to my business and preach there. and i said no. >>
advised mixon to use makeup, losing the debate when he appeared tired and pale and losing the election. years later he was the first executive producer of the cbs evening news. he is credited with coining the term anchor man. and creating the look defined how news was presented. but his greatest creation was no doubt 60 minutes. the show that changed the face of broadcast journalism. >> this is 60 minutes. it is a magazine for television. >> it was the first news program to be a top ten show. iting arely made headlines with stories ranging from investigative pieces to interviews with the famous and notorious. it won every award in the book. >> forget it this week. >> tell me a story, he would demand. he had an instinct for knowing what the average american likes to watch and scrutinised every scent. it was on top for more than 30 years. hewett had celebrated his 80th birthday when in 2004 he stepped down as head of 60 minutes. but he remained in the family lending his experience and expertise to the search for new ways to cover tv news. >> there will be more on the death of don hewett
and this is out of the blue just to see where everybody is at and try to help us as a community. this is beautiful. >> reporter: will it make a difference. >> it should. >> reporter: another message isthink about the trash. it is everywhere in the neighborhood. the people say if people would clean it up, it's a start to having pride in the community. >> we need a lot of people just talking to little kids just about keeping their neighborhood clean. then we can talk about the other stuff don't carry guns you don't need to be a gang banger. the latest victim promises... >> disappoint me but it will not stop me. >> and raffson in the hospital and has been released from shock trauma. >> the citizens walk every month in various neighborhoods. >>> a man has died in a freak accident. the lawnmower he was on tumbled down a hill pinning him. the worker was mowing the grass at a commercial property on junction drive. that's when the police believe he lost control of the mower near a steep embankment. and the health administration is investigating. >>> baltimore is closer to getting a casino and retail dev
white house press secretary robert gibbs. then we will turn to afghanistan. where u.s. troops are going head to head with the taliban as that country prepares for this week's elections. we will get perspective from former senator chuck yagel and lee hamilton and finally presidential historian douglas brinkley joins us to talk about presidents and our national parks, but first, the rage over healthcare reform. on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, substituting for bob schieffer, harry smith. >> welcome again to the broadcast, bob sniff is offer this morning, joining us now from phoenix, arizona where he is travel twg the president, white house press secretary robert gibbs, mr. gibbs, good morning. >> good morning, harry, how are you? >> very well. >> 80 percent of americans have health insurance, they may not be thrilled with the system as it works right now, but their fear is reform is going to make things worse instead of better. can you guarantee them that things will impro
for a possible hit. meteorologist tim williams is keeping an eye on the tropics for us, tracking hurricane bill. what's the latest? >> that storm is going to be following a very narrow path, going through bermuda and the united states. it is currently about 600 miles to the south of bermuda now. and moving just off to the northwest. this is the epihansed satellite -- enhanced satellite picture, with that very, very distinguished eye there. this is sending it out, around 100 miles out or so from the center. and tropical storm forced winds farther out from that, closer to about 150 to 200 miles out. this is the way the storm is off shaping up. category 3 storms with gusts up to 155. this storm is going to be moving into the direction of the mainland u.s., moving to the northwest, at just around 18 miles per hour. but expected to make a pretty wide sweeping right turn before making any contact with any land. no landfall expected out of this storm, i should say. it is going to be moving up to the northwest. as it starts to move just along the coastline, we'll expect to see heavy swells. very strong
is hurricane bill? bernadette woods is tracking it all for us in the first warning weather center. >> three named tropical systems, claudette made landfall early this morning, i want to show you first warning doppler radar, what we have going on at this point is mainly heavy rain. just offshore you're seeing the purples, that is going to come on shore in the next few moments here, will continue to feed up from the gulf, it's lost a lot of its circulation, it made landfall at 1:10 eastern time just outside of fort walton beach. in the center of this, it will continue to move off to the northwest. this track right here, we're going to switch it over and show you our satellite here, better idea of the track going on, there's still a lot of rain with this system, and some of it is going to get drawn up to the north and into a front that will move our way. at this point the last advisory has been issued on claudette. we have to give you a quick update on bill, as of the 11:00 update, winds up to 92 miles an hour, that's still a category 1 storm, it's a really good chance it will be category 2. i
, that will be with us tonight. from elkton, north of dover, south of that region, more storms from henderson to delaware, salisbury, yet to see it. it's beginning to weaken. we have another batch to the west, that is probably going to get us around 8:00 tonight. some of the storms produce heavy rain and maybe some brief gusty winds. >> thank you. two teenagers charged in what is called a hate crime will spend the next month in jail. >> reporter: the teens charged with attempted murder. a judge ordered the two held without bail. the teens were with calvin when he beat a man early tuesday. the 76-year-old was fishing at the park. he's a white supremacist. after the beating, the summit stole his suv to get away. they were with him but did not participate in the beatings according to them. >> a preliminary hearing scheduled for september 18th. >>> an inmate wanted for >> for wjz, the government is putting the brakes on the "cash for clunkers" program. >>> douglas smith took a look at the ford hybrid and sat down to fill out the paper work. >> he got here just in time to save $4500. the "cash for clunk
correspondent kimberly dozier joins us from the white house with a preview. good morning, kimberly. >> reporter: good morning, julie. the last couple town hall meetings the president has held have mostly been polite. they've been full of obama supporters who have had doubts and questions, but they've been respectful. we've had word that today might be different. >> we're against this plan! the majority is against this plan! >> reporter: today's healthcare town hall probably won't get as heated at this one in brighton colorado, but president obama is likely to hear from some of those opposed to reform. protestors have already told the media they'll be there, and conservatives say their voices need to be heard. >> everybody needs to be treated with a level of respect rather than being dismissed as nut jobs, as the president and his minions and the speaker of the house are trying to do. >> reporter: monday the white house launched a counterattack on the web. >> the notion that the government will interfere with what you have it really is laughable. >> reporter:
of us. west of westminster, it's pretty much gone. now, south of us, we had a severe thunderstorm warning. that was canceled. around the city, particularly now from owings mills to jacksonville. to middle river, east of the city now. and that northwest corner of the region. that's why we're seeing the strongest storms. and also, over portions of harford county. perry hall. right now, the heaviest activity between jacksonville and perry hall. and south of hereford, to the east of butler. some of these storms had produced some hail. by about 7:00, most of this activity will be gone and through the region. we'll be left with a very humid and warm night. bernadette joins us now, a quick look at satellite and current warnings. bernadette? >> that's right. that's how it all came together today. temperatures got up there and fueled this line of thunderstorms, now making its way through the state. and because of that, severe thunderstorm warnings as bob was talking about, we have them for harford, carol, baltimore county and carroll county and also york city until 6:15. severe thunderstor
bowers tells us it was the government's cash for clunkers rebate program that drew many of the buyers into the show room. >> reporter: at his suburban chicago ford dealership, sales manager mario sosnowski is seeing something he hasn't seen in a long time. >> this entire lot used to be full of new car inventory. that's what we have left. >> reporter: an empty lot and a jam-packed show room floor. >> starting from 8:00, 9:00 in the morning we're here until midnight because of the program, because of the excitement. >> reporter: he just did the most july business he's done in five years.Í >> i sold 17 cars. >> reporter: he says many buyers like the fact that ford did not take a government bailout but it is the cash for clunkers program that's the real driving force. >> we think cash for clunkers was worth about a million in annualized sales. >> reporter: 2009 could see $11.5 million vehicles sold, which sounds good in this economy, but the auto industry used to sell 16 million vehicles a year. g.m. had its first sales increase in ten months, but its numbers were still down 19% from las
funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. the outcome is all but certain, but the vote is historic. this afternoon the senate votes on the confirmation of sonia sotomayor to the supreme court. she would be the first hispanic to sit on the nation's highest court. susan roberts is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. the federal judge gained even more momentum on wednesday, when she picked up two more republican senators who announced their support for her. her confirmation is how considered to be a certainty. the nation's highest court is on track to get its first hispanic justice. >> i'm confident that judge sotomayor will make an outstanding justice of the united states supreme court. >> reporter: the senate will vote this afternoon on judge sonia sotomayor's supreme court nomination. the 55-year-old bronx, new york native is almost certain to win confirmation. she has solid backing from the democratic majority, and a growing number of republicans now say they'll also vote f
is charging him with five counts of willfully making a threat and conveying false information, using fire and explosives. transit police believe gray has made multiple bomb threat calls. back to you, denise. >>> thank you, kai. transit police say the suspect may face more counts. >>> money, not safety. that's what baltimore residents are saying about bringing speed cameras to local streets. they argue it's all for the sake of raising funds. weijia jiang is live in towson, as the controversial proposal comes under fire. >> they would be within a half mile radius of select schools. and the fine is $30 each time, leaving many wowrnding -- wondering if there is a hidden agenda. >> reporter: baltimore county taxpayers packed into a meeting, to lay out the debate over speed cameras. if approved, the devices would be installed in school areas and operate from 6:00 in the morning to 8:00 p.m. drivers going 12 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit could face a $40 fine. >> there are a lot of people who speed. and police officers are not everywhere. >> it's about protecting people. and
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> president obama is expected to nominate fed chairman ben bernanke to a second term this morning as the nation's top economic policy maker, bernanke used daring policy initiatives to lead the u.s. economy through its worst downturn since the great depression. if its prepared remarks, the president will say bernanke approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm, wisdom, bold action, and outside of the box thinking. bernanke's appointment must be confirmed by the senate. >>> turning now to michael jackson. his death has reportedly been ruled a homicide after forensic tests found jackson was killed by a powerful mix of drugs. they were administered by his personal physician, who now faces possible criminal charges. manuel gal gas reports. >> reporter: michael jackson was having so much trouble sleeping the day of his death, his doctor gave him several doses of different drugs. that's according to a los angeles police department search warrant. the newly released document shows jackson's personal physician, dr
. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. it's only the second presidential election in the long history of afghanistan. this morning afghans are voting, many of them nervously amid taliban threats of violence. susan roberts has the latest on that from washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. there are reports that in kabul itself the streets are eerily empty. but in the outlying areas of afghanistan people are lining up to vote. afghan president hamid karzai was one of the first to cast his ballot this morning. >> this will be for peace, for progress, and for the well-being of the afghan people. >> reporter: karzai, who's seeking a second term, called on afghans to defy taliban threats and participate in today's election. security was tight at thousands of polling locations as residents showed up to vote. for days militants have tried to intimidate voters with a string of attacks. fearing the recent violence might keep people from the polls, the government imposed a media blackout. still there were reports of rocket attacks today n
and they had great respect for one another. the flag at the u.s. capitol was lowered to half staff in honor of the country's third longest serving senator who put his stamp on causes he held dear, health care, education and civil rights. con coul lens -- condolence calls are flooding into his washington office. >> reporter: two vans left the compound before dawn this morning. there is no word yet on funeral arrangements. kennedy represented the people of massachusetts for 40 years. >> i feel that a great dynasty has basically come to an end, and that he was really a great man. >> for me, this is a season of hope. >> reporter: one year ago at the democratic national convention kennedy spoke of his own illness and the fight for health care reform. the issue the nation is now focused on. >> the ghost an spirit of ted kennedy is going to be with that health care debate. >> reporter: ted kennedy was 77. his meme what is due -- memoir is due out this fall. cbs news. >> thank you very much. our complete coverage continues now. we have reaction this noon from local lawmakers. good afternoon. >> rep
flight 128 were treated right on the tarmac at miami international airport. rescue crews used whatever vehicles they could find to get the people from the plane to the ground. >> we had to use the catering trucks. they have elevators that serve food to the aircraft. we used those elevators to bring the patients down in a safe manner. >> more than 20 were injured, four seriously when the boeing 767 bound from rio de janeiro to houston hit turbulence. >> all right the plane takes a dip and rises up, and you see people screaming, please, help. >> 168 passengers were on the jet around 4:30 this morning when the plane encountered rough air just north of the dominican republic. the pilot was forced to land in miami. because of customs and immigration regulations, the uninjured had to stay on the plane for nearly three hours. the flight heads on to houston today. the passengers on board are hoping for smooth air between florida and texas. in new york, drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> another of the passengers described the flight saying it was so violent some of the flight attendants we
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> claudette made landfall in the florida panhandle early this morning, the first named storm to hit the u.s. main land this year. claudette moved onto the shore at ft. walton beach as a tropical storm with maximum winds of 50 miles per hour. the storm dumped heavy rains in some area but is expected to weaken over land and is not expected to cause significant damage. forecasters have been watching two other storms over the weekend. ana, headed toward the gulf of mexico, is dying out. bill is farther away but potentially the most dangerous of the three. hari sreenivasan has more. >> reporter: claudette came ashore less than a day after forming over the gulf coast. ana is already weakening, but bill has forecasters watching and worrying. >> it does look like, first of all, bill is going to be the first hurricane of the season, probably the first major hurricane of the season. >> reporter: forecasters recently scaled back their predictions for this year, saying they expect only 10 named storms instead of
they themselves were killed. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> former president bill clinton arrived in north korea this morning to try to secure the release of two american journalists held there since march. mr. clinton's unannounced trip comes amid growing tension over north korea's nuclear ambitions. tara mergener is live with the latest. >> reporter: former president clinton arrived in north korea with a warm welcome. he is there with two major goals. he arrived in north korea on a mission. to bring two american journalists back home. >> it may be a face-saving measure by the north koreans, saying we need a high level, prominent american person to come over, and then we'll go. >> reporter: euna lee and laura ling were working for al gore's current tv when they were tried in march. they were tried, convicted and sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border illegally and committing grave crimes. >> all we can say to the government of north korea is we desperately beg for mercy. >> reporter: wash
to the inner harbor where it happened. derek valcourt joins us live. >> reporter: it's a story you'll see only on eyewitness news. the mayor came to see and hear for herself what's happening here in the inner harbor. only eyewitness news cameras were there as mayor sheila dixon made an unannounced visit to the inner harbor, the same place where a feud between the crypts and the bloods turned violent saturday night. tonight mayor sheila dixon talked to tourists, police officers, local store owners, and eyewitness news. >> reporter: what are you looking for? >> well, i just wanted to walk an and talk to some of the police officers, some of the store owners, just to find out, you know, their impression, their feelings, what things do they think they need. and i talked 0 some of the establishments who said that they definitely need to have more security inside. >> reporter: security outside is already a top priority for the city. since the shooting, large numbers of police officers have patrolled the tourist popular area. >> this is one of the things people come to when they come to baltimore to s
center in 2007. >> they had a personal relationship and they could use that to broker to strike a compromise, we wish we had more people like that in washington. >> reporter: he made an unforgettable contribution to american society. >> there's not a piece of legislation that was put forth during the time he was in the senate that did not have his fingerprints on them. >> reporter: the family will hold a private service at arlington national cemetery. wjz, eyewitness news. >> stay with eyewitness news for complete coverage of the passing of ted kennedy. for a sly show, additional clips, go to wjz.com. >>> we're learning more about which maryland state agencies will be laying off workers as part of the plan to balance is budget. the largest cut will be if the state department. the state's department of transportation will trim its work force. 22 jobs cut there. 44 vacant positions will not be filled. state employees are not the only ones that could lose pay. state aid to local government is being cut. gigi live outside of city hall. >> reporter: good morning. now that the stat
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. we begin with afghanistan. now two days before a vital presidential election. taliban rockets hit this morning near the presidential palace in kabul. no one was hurt. also, nato says it's halting offensive operations during the election to protect the population. but fighting goes on. another american was killed yesterday, the 22nd so far this month. president obama calls winning the war in afghanistan fundamental to defending the american people, but for the u.s. marines there, the line to victory is lined with deadly homemade bombs. >> reporter: this is what constitutes a normal patrol in helmand. watch the white van. if there is a constant in this phase of the afghanistan conflict, it's the ever-present danger of improvised bombs, ieds, they're everywhere. we joined one of the many marine patrols looking to keep roadways open. the taliban rarely stand and fight here, but they lay bombs across the region. ahead of the vehicles, mine sweepers scour the ground for the telltale whine of metal objects. >> we got this one swee
and police and in the partnership that we need more laws to help us do a better job. >> >> reporter: and another problem with the violence is the stop snitching mentality and in this case, the victims aren't wrap rating when it comes to providing a description of the suspect. adam may, wjz-13. >>> and the owners are cooperating with the investigation. >>> and tonight a prisoner accused of assaults a deputy is on the loose and the police hope that a reward will help catch him. >> well, the award leading to the arrest of the 20-year-old is up to a thousand dollars. he escaped from if custody last thursday after he used his handcuffs to choke a deputy taking him from the courthouse. he was convicted of theft and he's charged with attempted murder aeroened the police have one tip another case. >> anyone with information about the where abouts of the man is asked to call the police. >>> four beat a girl in anne arundel and a 17-year-old was beaten by four other girls. she was taken to shock trauma with not life threatening injuries. >>> wellings after a very slow start,the 2009 storm sea
of china. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm karen brown in for michelle guillen. >>> news this morning concerning the american soldier being held by the taliban and a key taliban leader. insurgents holding private bowe bergdahl say they are still waiting for a response to their demands from the american government before deciding bergdahl's fate. susan roberts is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> reporter: karen, good morning to you. that's right. they're waiting on response from u.s. commanders on a list of demands. what those demands are, we just don't know. >> i have a very, very good family. >> reporter: the fate of private first class bowe bergdahl rests in the fate of the taliban. they say the council of leaders will decide what to do with them based on how the u.s. responds to a list of demands. it's the first anyone has heard of bergdahl since his captors releaseded this video more than three weeks ago. >> scared i won't be able to go home, and it's very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: the 23-year-old disapp
of rain and possible flooding. good evening, and thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. weather is the big story. we have lots of it to tell you about. tonight hurricane bill is threatening the east coast, ocean city and rehoboth beach closed due to surf conditions, waves felt from here in maryland and also down that in bermuda. we have complete first warning weather coverage. let's begin with meteorologist bernadette woods tracking all the storms, not just bill. there is a lot of other action. >> we are going to start out with flooding threats in our area immediately . i want to show you first warn doppler radar what we have going on very heavy rain moving into the state. and you can see it's pivoting around a point in here so all of these bands of bright red are moving up from the southeast. they are swinging in from the eastern shore and under the bands over an inch of rain per hour and because of that not only a flash flood watch which is in effect for almost all of our area through late tonight, we have flash flood warnings in effect for caroline county. you can see the very intense r
with a credit card. we'll tell you more about him. he used to work as an informant for the secret service, which makes it even more concerning. >>> also this morning coming up in kwlt healthwatch" a reason to pay more attention if you're not getting a good night's sleep. you could have sleep apnea and not even know it. and now researchers say even people with moderate cases of sleep apnea are at a higher risk of death. dr. jennifer ashton will be along this morning with a surprising new study. >>> first, a major hurricane is gaining strength as it turns towards the east coast of the united states and could become the first major storm of the season. our own dave price has the very latest. dave good morning. >> good morning to you, julie. all eyes are on it now. bill a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour and gusts even higher than that. you can see the satellite loop right here and it's going to gain strength today. now, it's not only powerful but it's big too. it measures 300 miles across. with hurricane force winds extending 30 miles from it
show" on a saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. >> as you can see bit pictures it is dark on the east coast. danny playing havoc with the east coast. fires to the west. we'll talk about that coming up. also two major stories to discuss here this morning. >> we do. first is senator kennedy. there was concern about how danny could impact funeral plans, burial plans for the senator. you. >> coverage at 10:00. harry smith will be in the chair at that time. the burial of kennedy today, the headline church in boston the site of today's mass an emotional and historic day. >> he'll be laid to rest with his brothers jack and bobby. jaycee dugard the country transfixed with the story of a young woman who was kidnapped at the age of 11 18 years later we're learning more about her and about the two daughters she apparently gave birth to while in captivity. can she get her life back? we'll tackle that this morning. also, want to take a look at maybe what was missed? could she have been saved sooner? two bombshells coming ou
sources tell me he may have had a vendetta against women. harry? >> susan, live with us this morning from collier township. we thank you so much. >>> joining us now also is richard walker who was at the gym when the shooting started. good morning. >> good morning. >> what did you hear first? and then what did you see thereafter? >> i heard -- it was a couple of gunshots. you wouldn't think they were gunshots. seen two kids run into the gym. next thing you know, we kept playing the basketball game. five seconds later, nine more gunshots went on screaming and everybody. 20 or 30 kids started running in the gym. >> there were kids present as well then last night in this gym? >> yes, there was several kids. >> right. soon thereafter then, you start to see people who are clearly wounded. what did you do then? >> once everybody started evacuating the gym, i seen one victim that was shot in the leg. picked her up and carried her about 50 yards from -- outside the gym. >> was she wounded pretty severely? >> yeah. at that time she was. she was losing lots of blood. it looked p
's complaint about a u.s. ban on mexican trucks crossing the mexican border due to safety concerns. but there's one new and urgent issue that appears to be getting fog but cooperation. responding to a second wave of the h1n1 flu virus that is expected to hit north america in a matter of weeks. >> there will be people who are going to be getting sick in the fall and die. >> the virus got its start here in mexico in april scaring tourists away as it became a pandemic spreading to the u.s. and 167 countries around the world. but it is the america's that are bearing the brunt of 1154 confirmed deaths, 1008 of those in north and south america, 436 in the united states. medical officials are closely watching south american countries like argentina where it's now winter to get an idea of how the virus might behave when it hits the u.s. as temperatures cool. >> i think we're doing& everything we can to prepare for this fall, including working to prepare a vaccine for distribution this fall. >> reporter: tomorrow the president goes to new hampshire for a town hall on health-care reform. it should be l
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